Fredericka “Mary” Bonano, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away in Slidell on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
The daughter of Lucille Mitchell Dupre, Mary grew up New Orleans, graduated from Fortier High School, and married her high school sweetheart, Les Bonano, who would be with her for 60 years.
“Mere,” as she was known to all, lived to the fullest and had endless energy. She was an avid gardener and landscaper. She always had a home improvement project underway and used a collection of tools that most handymen would envy. She was a gifted seamstress, home maker, and craft artist who enjoyed sharing her talents with those who knew her. As a cook, her famous macaroni and cheese was the centerpiece of every family holiday gathering. For those with a sweet tooth, her freezer full of ice cream and frozen treats and her fridge holding every sort of soft drink was a grandchild’s dream.
Mary is survived by her four children, Darla McGovern (Dennis “Jay”), Deano (Jaquie), Derrick (Lisa) and Deslie Bonano-Broussard (Troy), her grandchildren Devin, Dylan, Dominick, Joseph, Mason, Evan, Aiden, Kaitlyn, and Madelyn, as well as her siblings Annette Bell and Ethel Zansler.
Funeral Services will be held this Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie LA. 70001 Visitation will last from 10:00 a.m. – noon, with Mass to follow.
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